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Flyer from Kuwait caught with 1.6 kg smuggled gold at Mohali airport

By, Mohali
Nov 25, 2023 05:21 AM IST

The passenger claimed that he was directed to pick up the gold bar from a seat on IndiGo flight 6E-1242 from Kuwait to Chennai; he travelled further to Chandigarh via IndiGo flight 6E-6005 and was nabbed based on intelligence through Advanced Passenger Information System, said customs officials

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), under Ludhiana Customs Commissionerate, on Friday caught a passenger from Kuwait with 1,632 gm gold, valued at 98.6 lakh, at Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport.

The recovered gold, which was in the shape of a bar, is valued at <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>98.6 lakh. (HT)
The recovered gold, which was in the shape of a bar, is valued at 98.6 lakh. (HT)

The passenger claimed that he was directed to pick up the gold bar from a seat on IndiGo flight 6E-1242 from Kuwait to Chennai. He travelled further to Chandigarh via IndiGo flight 6E-6005 and was nabbed based on intelligence through Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS), said officials.

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Just three days ago, on November 21, a passenger from Dubai was caught carrying five gold sheets concealed in form of credit cards and one gold biscuit weighing 520 gm, with a total value of 67.7 lakh. The sheets were placed in credit card slots of a wallet.

Earlier on November 17, two passengers from Dubai were found in possession of three silver-coated gold bangles and two silver-coated gold chains, weighing 750 gm, having a value of 39.98 lakh.

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